Sweett Group strengthens foothold in Saudi Arabia
- Saudi Arabia: Tuesday, November 13 - 2012 at 12:19
- PRESS RELEASE
Sweett Group, the international property and infrastructure consultancy, has strengthened its foothold in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with two new commissions at the 1.6 million m2 King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in Riyadh.
Providing a full range of cost management services, Sweett Group is supporting Germany-based architect Gerber Architekten to deliver two unique public attractions in the heart of the KAFD, the Info.HUB and Butterfly Dome.
Info.HUB is KAFD's primary tourist attraction and includes a library, media activity rooms, tourist information area, exhibition space and other community facilities totalling a built-up area of 44,000m2. The building has been uniquely design as a contemporary interpretation of a desert mushroom.
In another feat of architectural innovation, the Butterfly Dome, with its spherical envelope designed to provide the optimal internal environment for the world's most exotic butterfly species, will offer visitors a calm retreat from the hustle and bustle of the financial district.
The two commissions are the latest of Sweett Group's expanding portfolio within KAFD in addition to other current projects which include the iconic Capital Market Authority (CMA) tower, Museum of the Built Environment, Men's and Women's Spa and three mixed use towers.
Acting as the project and cost manager on the prestigious CMA tower since its inception, Sweet Group's project team has been managing the challenges of delivering the tallest structure in Riyadh and focal point of KAFD, which will house the headquarters for the regulator of the Saudi Arabian stock market.
Spencer Wylie, Director of Cost Management, MENA, said, "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of our key strategic focus areas as we look to strengthen our position and service offering in the region. These further commissions within the King Abdullah Financial District in support of Gerber Architekten, who are producing some very exciting architecture, are testament to our strong incumbent project and cost management teams already delivering high profile schemes in and around Riyadh."
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